Trudy Foote took this picture recently on the St. Lawrence River between Morristown and Ogdensburg during an evening boat ride.
Potsdam Central School Positivity Club to be model for schools nationwide
Students worked Sunday afternoon on Positivity Club packet orders that will be distributed to senior citizens at Mayfield Apartments and others in the community. Above from left are Desmond Baxter, Halle Varney, Juliana Batich, Johannes Richter and Kaylee Green.
POTSDAM -- The success of Potsdam Central School district’s P2 Club will be taken to a national level.
St. Lawrence County inmate accused of breaking leg of corrections officer
CANTON — A St. Lawrence County correctional inmate has been charged with second-degree assault, officials say.
Keith R. Rodriguez, 30, was charged stemming from an incident on Sept. 16 at the correctional facility, officials say.
Rodriguez is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with two officers, which resulted in one officer sustaining injuries, according to officials.
The officer suffered a fractured fibula, sprained knee and sprained ankle, officials say.
Rodriguez was arraigned in Canton town court and held on $500 bail.
Massena Artist Association holding its Membership Show through Nov. 21, reception planned Oct. 27
MASSENA — The Massena Artist Association is holding its Membership Show from Oct. 21-Nov. 6 at the Massena Library.
There are a total of 65 entries that include 8 pastels,17 acrylics,3 oil, 5 drawings, 11 watercolor, 8 photography, 9 mixed media and 4 sculptures.
Awards will be presented to the artists on Wednesday October 27 during their reception starting at 4 .
Masks must be worn while visiting the library.
OGDENSBURG -- Sandra L. Trickey, age 79, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Per her request there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
CHASE MILLS -- Agnes M. Flook, age 84. Our angel has now gained her wings. Agnes passed away on October 23, 2021 at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. As per Agnes’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.
AKWESASNE –- Karen E. Point, 65, “Katsi’tsiéntha”, passed away peacefully October 14, 2021 at Cornwall Community Hospital from complications of COVID-19.
Services will be held privately under the care and guidance of the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena with burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Akwesasne.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider memorial contributions to be made in her memory to the Akwesasne Caring Hearts.
Friends may share memories and offer condolences online at www.donaldsonfh.com.
Another COVID death reported in St. Lawrence County over the weekend, 139 new cases logged
St. Lawrence County Public Health reports another person has died of COVID-19 over the weekend, with 139 new cases of COVID as of Monday, Oct. 25.
COVID by the numbers in St. Lawrence County:
Total number of confirmed positives to-date: 12,236
Active cases: 419
Released from isolation: 11,689
Total number of tests performed to date: 424,264
% of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County: 54.8
% of St. Lawrence County positivity rate: 6.04
New doctor joins Massena practice
MASSENA — A new physician has joined the practice of Sanjeev Gupta, M.D. and Mukta Gupta, M.D.
Lindy Chapman, PA-C, has joined the practice and will offer pediatric and adult medicine care.
Chapman received her Master of Physician Assistant at Clarkson University.
All insurances are accepted.
To schedule an appointment, call (315) 769-1099.
Mystery of the headstone on Red Sandstone Trail in Potsdam solved
In the top photo, Lena Cooklin the dog, in 1949. Pictured below, Lena with Earl. Photo submitted
BY BLAIR MADORE
Red Sandstone Trail coordinator